I received a call yesterday and it kinda got me excited! The lady called to book me for her son’s super hero birthday party. Now, I do a lot of different themed parties. I’ve done clowns, Elmo, circus, SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, Princess, Cowboy, Pirate, and a ton of other themed parties, but it has been years since I’ve gotten to do a super hero party.
The best part is that the kid is a big Superman fan. I’m a total geek and I can’t wait for the new “Man of Steel” movie to come out. I’ve been reading comics for 20 years now and yes, you are allowed to mock my nerdiness. So I’m busy working on some balloon designs. Here are some I’ve used in the past:
I made this for DC Comics New 52. The girl holding it was smiling the entire time except when I snapped the photos.
Super balloon for a super kid!
As you can I tried to represent the DC Comics and Marvel Universe. I’m a big Avengers fan as well. I can’t wait for this party!
Whatever your birthday party theme give me a call and I guarantee I will come up with some awesome creations just for you!
As a balloon artist I am asked all the time if I dress as a clown. Back when I was younger I did for some events with church, but what I quickly found out is that while many people love clowns, an equal number or more are terrified of them. So as more parents realized this the less demand there was for clowns. So I decided when I became a profession performer not to do make-up and costumer style clowning.
Instead I chose to follow in the footsteps of America’s favorite clown, Red Skelton! I grew up watching great clowns and comedians like Red, Jerry Lewis, and Lucille Ball. They made me laugh and forget my cares and they did it without resulting to vulgarity. It was humor for me as a boy and fitting for my grandmother as well. They would have crazy slapstick and would make fun of themselves and their audience, but always in a lovable way.
Red always had the best characters from Clem Kadiddlehopper to Freddie the Freeloader (the one character that did use makeup). My favorite bits were when he would break a rule of performing and just crack up at his own jokes or his audience. He had a love of God and country and he wasn’t ashamed of it. His Pledge of Allegiance bit is fondly remembered by many and has even been read on the floor of Congress.
I was in Branson last week and saw Tom Mullica’s tribute to Red Skelton and I laughed til I cried and then a tear was brought to my eye for a moment to mourn the loss of such great entertainers. Red’s day has past but it is his legacy and those like him I try to perform and bring a smile to you and yours. Thank you so much for the opportunity to do so.